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The Program

Korea University (KU), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. An eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to the KU’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Business Administration.

KU, a member of Universitas 21, is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges & divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,400 full-time faculty members. KU has particularly strong Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration.

In research, KU is an internationally recognized leader with over 100 research centers, including the East Asiatic Research Centre and the Korean Cultural Research Centre. Furthermore, Korea University Business School (KUBS) is the first and only business school in the country to have acquired both European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, in combination with the accreditation granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The KU campus covers over 182 acres and is home to more than 35,000 students from all over the nation and the world. With its stately stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, KU is known to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. The students of KU represent Korea’s dream as they are among the nation’s brightest and most ambitious.

The Academics

KU offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the number is increasing every year. Please note that it is not guaranteed that the same list of courses is offered to students every semester. It is important that you make sure that your intended courses will be offered in your registered semester.

The list of courses offered in English will be updated and available for you to check online from mid December for the Spring semester and mid June for the Autumn semester on http://sugang.korea.ac.kr/index2.jsp students need to make sure that the courses are designated with an ‘X’ indicating they are open to exchange students, and look to make sure the course is taught in English.

Additionally, KU offers the special benefit of complimentary intensive Korean language courses in the regular semesters and the intersession.

The fall semester runs September – December, and the spring semester runs March – June.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and #University Course TitleForeign #Foreign CourseCreditsAccreditation Expiration Date
ACCT 2001Principles of Financial AccountingBUSS 152Principles of Accounting312/31/2017
ACCT 2101Principles of Managerial AccountingBUSS 244Management Accounting36/30/2019
BADM 2893Business CommunicationISC300ABusiness Communication36/30/2022
BADM 3760Business Information SystemsISC213Introduction to Management Information Systems36/30/2022
CHIN 3293Foreign StudyHOEW410Topics in Chinese History312/31/2019
CRLP 1193Foreign StudyIFLS110(02)Intermediate Korean 1312/31/2020
DRAM 4193Foreign StudyHEED433Construction of Fashion Costume26/30/2021
ENGL 2100British Literature IENGL 267History of English Literature Before the 19th Century36/30/2020
ENGL 3621Literature and Other DisciplinesENG327British and American Literature on Film36/30/2020
FNCE 3103Financial ManagementISC 303A and 303BPrinciples of Finance36/30/2019
GEOG 2200Introduction to Human GeographyGEOG 153Introduction to Human Geography36/30/2020
HIST 1993Foreign StudySPGE176Introduction to Korean History and Culture36/30/2020
HIST 3993Foreign StudyHOKA003Modern Korean History36/30/2020
HIST 3993Foreign StudyDISS262Understanding East Asian Civilization36/30/2020
HIST 3993Foreign StudyHOKA152(04)Korean History: New Perspectives312/31/2020
KORE 1101Beginner Korean IIFLS 108Beginner’s Korean I312/31/2017
KORE 1103Intermediate Korean IIKL311Intermediate Korean I36/30/2020
KORE 1193Intermediate Korean IIFLS110-00Intermediate Korean I36/30/2020
KORE 1193Foreign StudyIEE1008Beginning Korean Language III36/30/2020
KORE 1193Foreign StudyIFLS 109-00Beginners Korean II36/30/2020
KORE 1193Foreign StudyIFLS 110Korean Speaking for Beginner I36/30/2020
KORE 1193Foreign StudyIFLS 241Korean Speaking for Beginner II36/30/2018
KORE 1193Foreign StudyIFLS 245Korean Writing for Beginners36/30/2020
KORE 1193Foreign StudyISC383Korean Literature and Culture36/30/2019
LING 1793Foreign StudyENGL 414Special Topics in Applied Linguistics: Discourse Analysis312/31/2020
LING 1793Foreign StudyLING 202Phonetics312/31/2020
LING 1793Foreign StudyLING 322Morphology312/31/2020
LING 1793Foreign StudyENGL 398English Acquisition Theory312/31/2020
LING 2793Foreign StudyLING331Cognitive Functional Grammar36/30/2020
MCB 2210Cell BiologyLIST201 (05)Cell Biology 136/30/2020
MGMT 3101Managerial and Interpersonal BehaviorISC309AOrganizational Behavior36/30/2022
MGMT 3225International BusinessBUSS 313International Business Management312/31/2018
MGMT 4893Foreign StudyISC311Global Leadership and Management36/30/2020
MGMT 4893Foreign StudyBUSS 320Korean Business and Management in the Asian Context312/31/2018
MKTG 3101Introduction to Marketing ManagementBUSS 205Marketing Management312/31/2018
MKTG 3370Global Marketing StrategyISC306International Marketing36/30/2020
OPIM 3104Operations ManagementBUSS 211Operations Management36/30/2019
OPIM 4893Database ManagementISC399Database Management36/30/2020
PSYC 2700Social PsychologyPSYC277SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (English)312/31/2021
PSYC 3105Health PsychologyPSYC438HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (English)312/31/2021
PSYC 3501Sensation and PerceptionPSYC221Sensation and Perception36/30/2020
PSYC 3883Foreign StudyPSYC365Psychology of Decision Making312/31/2021
SOCI 3451Sociology of HealthSOCI 470Medical Sociology312/31/2017
SOCI 3451Sociology of HealthSOCI375Sociology of Health and Health Care36/30/2021
SOCI 3901Urban sociologysoc297City and Society312/31/2021
SOCI 3993Foreign StudySOCI295Social Statistics36/30/2020
SOCI 3993Foreign studySOC294Social Research Methods312/31/2021
STAT 1000QIntroduction to Statistics IBUSS154-02Business Statistics46/30/2020
URBN 3993Foreign Studydiss241Contemporary Korea312/31/2021

The Experience

At KU, on-campus housing is prioritized for exchange students and university facilities can be used in the same manner as all KU registered students. Students must apply for housing by the deadline.  Information on housing arrangements at KU can be found by going to https://reslife.korea.ac.kr:5008/v1/src/main/page.php?code=intro. Housing costs around $1,780 per semester for a single room (less for shared room).

KU has a buddy program that pairs an exchange student with a Korean student at KU. They assist foreign students with adapting to KU and academics in Korea, provide cultural exchange and language assistance, and bring students to events and activities. There are specific events almost every month set up for international students at KU.

Scholarships are available to international exchange students. Click here for details: Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship.

Education at Korea University is not achieved inside classrooms and research centers alone. Numerous club activities and close relationships among students complete KU’s responsibility to the community and to creating an open world. The culture of KU is the future of Korean culture, one in which young intellectuals lead each other towards prosperity.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets:Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage:Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

TermYearApp DeadlineDecision DateStart DateEnd Date
Academic Year201803/08/201803/15/2018TBDTBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status:2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ YearAcademic area:Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering
Language of instruction:KoreanPrior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students:NoRequired GPA:3

The rewards of life abroad are amazing and wonderful, but are you up for the unique challenges that come with this experience? You will be away from your friends, family and the lifestyle you are accustomed to. You will have to adapt to a new language, culture, school and family. You will have to make decisions on your own and make new friends. Think about it and do some research on the country you want to study in. There is a wealth of information on the Internet that can better prepare you for your adventure!


Your parent(s) or guardian(s) need to help you make your dream happen. The application process takes time and effort, so it is important, at this stage, to make sure your parents support your decision to study abroad and have given you approval to move forward. If they feel that you are prepared and understand what’s required from them, you are ready to move to the next step.


You may receive credit from your program, but it is your responsibility to make this happen. Only your U.S. school can decide which credits you can receive. You must approach your guidance counselor to determine if you can get the credits you are hoping to receive. Bring Quest’s Academic Guide with you, and be certain of what you will be responsible for.


Fill out our online information request form in order to receive important program information from Quest via email. This email will contain Quest’s Program Agreement and Program Guidelines for your review and signature. Carefully review all of this information with your parents and contact Quest if you have any questions. We are here to help guide you through the process so you can make decisions that fit your needs.


The Quest Program Coordinator will confirm with you the program details submitted on your original request form. If you’re unsure of your destination, we’ll help you narrow down your choices to the country and program season that works for you. We will speak with your parents and make sure that everybody feels informed and ready to proceed with the decisions made.


You and your parents will receive the online Payment Agreement, which states the total program price for your selected destination country and Quest’s payment process. Your parents will receive an invoice for the application deposit, which is due before you submit your student application.


Quest will send you a full student application for the program you have chosen. This application can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to complete. Make sure you give yourself ample time prior to the application deadline to complete the application and supplemental documents.


This is when you get to meet your Quest Program Coordinator and talk face to (virtual) face. During the interview, the Program Coordinator will assess your suitability for the Quest Study Abroad program. This call lasts 30-60 minutes. Parents will speak with us at the end of the call, but the first part of the interview questions must be answered by the student alone. There is no preparation needed other than to talk about yourself, your desire to participate in the program and why you feel you are ready.


Your Quest Program Coordinator will review your application and interview documentation to determine acceptance. Our team members put a lot of thought into the decisions they make, and not all students are accepted into the program. In order to make our decision, Quest must review complete and accurate application materials. We choose students who are emotionally, socially and academically prepared for the study abroad program. We look at each student’s level of maturity, independence and ability to adapt to life in a foreign country.


You will receive a letter of acceptance from Quest via email. Your parents will receive an invoice outlining the total cost with only the first 50% of the total due within 10 days. The final 50% of the remaining program fees are due within 30 days of the invoice date.


This is a very important step in the process and can be very time-intensive. We suggest that you get started researching the requirements as soon as possible with the nearest embassy or consulate for your destination country, as requirements vary by location. Because the process does vary considerably, Quest and our foreign partner office are not able to assist with legal visa documents. It is the student’s responsibility to research the current visa requirements and to obtain and submit the visa application. Start filling out all of the paperwork well in advance, as visa approval can take anywhere from a few days to a few months to obtain.


This is the hardest part: waiting for your school and host family placement information! Making quality placements takes time, and we will need your patience during this important step. Quest will notify you and your parents of a confirmed placement in a school and then again when you are placed with your host family. Write to your host family as soon as possible to introduce yourself, and let them know how excited you are to meet them.


Working together with you and your parents, Quest will confirm your arrival date and book your roundtrip international flight to your placement area. We will also book your student travel and medical insurance for your trip, so you can rest easier while abroad!


Your Quest Program Coordinator will help you get prepped for your trip with a pre-departure orientation prior to your departure. You’ll receive an agenda before the call. We encourage you to write all of your remaining questions down so that we can make you and your parents feel prepared for your trip abroad. We will go over the program rules, what to pack, what to do if you need support once you arrive, and more!


Congratulate yourself and your family for making this happen. You are on your way to the study abroad adventure that you’ve earned!

Balance your time abroad — keep in touch with those back home, but remember that the point of studying abroad is to be present and active in your host country. Keep a blog or an online photo album so you can show all of the revelations you have had and the sights you have seen. On a rainy day, you’ll be happy to reflect on your growing experience abroad. Stay in touch with Local Coordinators and with Quest. We’d love to hear how you are doing!

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